Questions tagged [migration]

"Migration" is the process of migrating off-topic questions from a Stack Exchange site to another.

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Show mods all network posts with pending migration votes to their site

Is it possible to add a tool that shows mods all posts on the network that have at least one vote to migrate to their site? For example, a page SO moderators can see that shows all posts on the ...
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Can we streamline migration for moderators?

As a moderator I sometimes get a request (flag, comment, chat ping, etc) to migrate a question. Sometimes I don't know the other site's scope well enough, so what usually happens is the following: ...
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Add review queue for recent migrations

It's pretty well established that crappy migrations (mostly originating from Stack Overflow) are a recurring problem here on Stack Exchange. Some have suggested eliminating migrations completely, ...
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Cross-posts, egregiously off-topic questions and the vanishing delete link

Having been a participant on Programmers for quite some time now, I am no stranger to new users and drive-by posters. Despite Programmers' reputation as "the least understood site on the network," ...
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Display site description for migration targets on the moderator “belongs on another site” dialog

When I want to migrate a question, I get this dialog: Unfortunately there no description of the site or its scope at all, only its name. Something like this, for example, would be a lot better: In ...
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Stack Exchange Community Statistics results: What can we learn about migrations?

Data source: June, 2011 (23 SE sites, not including Meta sites) Question source: What can we learn about migrations? Where do migrations originate, and where do they end up? Sources (min 100) ...
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Lift the restriction on “convert to comment” must have a valid owner on migrated questions

Related: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/78453/error-when-converting-answer-to-comment-on-question-of-deleted-user Can we lift this requirement, because obviously the backend tracks the ...
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Issue with magic site links in comments on migrated posts

When a post is migrated, its comments are persisted to the target site. The "magic" comments, such as [so], [meta] are supposed to be migrated as well. However, there seems to be a problem when ...
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Automatically rejected migrations (ex: due to question ban) should be made more explicit

It's not a secret that a migration gets rejected automatically. Whoever casts the vote that would send the migration to another site gets a notice that the site isn't accepting questions from the user....
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Make it possible in 10 K tools to view all migrations to/from a specific site and give a summary

I love the 10K tools. They're a lot of fun to explore. Recently, I was participating in a discussion on Science Fiction & Fantasy about migrations to Movies & TV. I'm not a big SFF user but I ...
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Why can you go through the motions to close a question with a bounty?

I note that the question about closing questions with bounties has come up on various occasions, with the 'official' question here. However, I don't think anyone has responded to a little comment ...
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Migrated to localized meta site questions have [discussion] tag in English

Questions have been migrated to localized meta sites have [discussion] tag in English instead of localized base tag. E.g. in Russian Stack Overflow: in question Где найти практику? base tag should be ...
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Add plural forms to the string about an answer converted to a comment

String: 5af795a4c61ad499ad30bd3442f2d38f. Original variant: This answer is hidden. This answer was deleted and converted to a comment $deletionDatePreSpan$$deletionDate$$deletionDatePostSpan$ by $...
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Notify editors when a question that contains MathJax is migrated to a site with no MathJax support

Sometimes questions from sites which support MathJax (such as Cryptography) get migrated to the sites which don't support it (such as Stack Overflow). During this time, it's likely for the formatting ...
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Do migrated questions count towards the question ban?

I saw this user's profile. 3 out of 4 old questions were migrated from Stack Overflow to other sites and the 4th one does not fit Stack Overflow either and was already closed. Do migrated questions ...
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Add option for arbitrary selection of migration sites to the new close process

Given the recent overhaul of the question closing process, I think this feature request needs to be revisited. Migrate to *any* site? Similar to how we now have a free-form option for "off-topic" ...
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What was preventing this question from getting migrated?

Earlier slhck tried to migrate this question to WebApps but it simply.. failed I tried migrating it, and it just got closed & locked. I see now, the question's been automatically migrated to ...
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Answer no longer linked to my account after being migrated twice?

I recently answered this question which was originally asked on Stack Overflow. I asked for it to be migrated to math.stackexchange, but it was accidentally migrated to Mathematica. From there, it ...
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Retain pending edit suggestions if a post is migrated

I suggested an edit on a question on Programmers just before it was migrated to Webmasters. The suggestion was rejected (although no reviewers are listed), and it never made it to Webmasters, so I had ...
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Allow deleting comments on migrated questions

When a question is migrated to another site sometimes the comments no longer make sense. While you can delete the comments on the question in the new forum, you aren't able to do so on the original. ...
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Questions migrated more than 60 days ago no longer link to their revision history on the origin site (possible license violation)

In January 2014, the migration banner on questions migrated from other sites was changed to link to the revision history of the question on the origin site (the migration stub), and said revision ...
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Questions that are migrated to a site and then closed as unclear, too broad, or primarily opinion-based should not be locked

When a question is posted on one site and then migrated to another, if it ends up closed for any reason, it ends up locked on the new site. That is, it can't be voted on or edited. A diamond moderator ...
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Question moved to Meta doesn't trigger moderator's notification

Just moved a question from Ru.SO to Meta Ru.SO. This action didn't trigger a moderator's notification (when black diamond becomes blue and the question appears in the feed). First line in the feed ...
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Are rejected migrations being handled correctly on MSO?

This migration from Stack Overflow to Meta Stack Overflow has caught my eye, and I'm wondering if the current system is working as intended. Rough Timeline: Original post made on Stack Overflow ...
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Add instructions about migrating to other sites to the close dialog

I keep encountering questions that don't belong on Stack Overflow, or on any of the sites listed on the Flagging > Closing > Off-Topic > Migration window. I saw Jeff's post, and I think what ...
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Race condition in rejection after remigration

This question was originally posted to Stack Overflow. It was then migrated to Computational Science, where it is off-topic. On 2012-06-27, the question was closed on Computational Science and ...
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Question that is migrated for the second time doesn't have a “migrated to” link

See this question on Super User: alt text http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/3887/capturekp.png It was migrated there from Stack Overflow. There is a link to the original question on Stack Overflow. ...
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The links in migration banners are inconsistent

A minor annoyance, but an annoyance nonetheless: On the originating question, the first link ("...migrated to Cross Validated") links to the target question. The second link ("Migrated 21 mins ago") ...
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I want to change the translation that appears in the description of “Migrated Questions”

In https://ja.stackoverflow.com , Notification that appears in a question that has been migrated to another site, The "description" of the destination site is displayed, which is hard to understand. ...
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Close notification on rejected migrations doesn't make much sense

When a migrated question is closed, it also gets automatically locked, which means it can't be voted on, commented on or edited. That's all great, but: First of all, there's nothing "on hold" about a ...
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When a question is migrated, re-associate the comments when the user creates an account on the site

A question on English Language and Usage has been migrated on Philosophy. When I noticed it, I created an account on that site, and my answer was associated with my account, but the comments I posted ...
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Mod migration UI: bug when no custom site is selected

It is possible to submit a close vote in the moderator migration interface without selecting a migration target. To reproduce on the moderator close dialog: Select "off-topic because..." and "This ...
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Easier path to close vote/migration “vote” for questions that “don't belong here”

I have recently seen yet another question where I thought "hey, that should better be at codereview", and then went to close->offtopic->other site -> uhm, there was no codereview. And then I was ...
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Is it possible to undelete this incorrectly migrated-then-locked post to reveal useful answers?

I wrote a lengthy question last year on SO about matrix multiplication. It was answered well, and it had gotten about 20 upvotes and 3000 views. In January a moderator decided controversially to ...
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Can moderators please migrate without reopening a question?

I'm seeing this more frequently now that we have the review queues (even if the post is flagged for potential migration) and questions are getting closed more quickly without moderator intervention. ...
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Is Programmers.SE suddenly going to be flooded with old, unwanted, two year old questions from StackOverflow?

Example (one year, nine months old): https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/30513/as-a-programmer-what-single-discovery-has-given-you-the-greatest-boost-in-product Will it become ...
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Relative URL links break when a question is migrated

Recently, I posted a comment on a question, which contained a relative link to another question on this site (i.e. a link of the form [link](/questions/3122/formatting-sandbox)). The question was ...
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Incomplete migration banner

This question was migrated from Russian Language to Stack Overflow на русском, as the timeline shows, but the migration banner does not include a link to the question on the original site ("Migrated ...
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Problem with translations at moved question

One question was moved from ruSO to enSO and after moving I saw this incorrect translation: This problem earlier occured in other places: Stack Overflow in ES, PT, RU, JP have mixed-language ...
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Change the threshold for migrated questions showing up on the front page

If a question is scored at -4 or below, it doesn't show up on the front page of the site. This is current functionality When a question is migrated to another site it is locked on the origin site. ...
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How can I avoid migrating the wrong sites on a mobile device?

I do quite a lot of moderation via the mobile site (mobile Safari), which mostly works but is occasionally a pretty bad experience. My newest discovery has to do with migrating off-topic questions. ...
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Linkify “Migration Statistics” for >10k users

I was recently looking at the Migration Stats for Math.SE (10k view). (I wanted to see what other sites thought of as good/bad migrations.) I like the statistics view since it shows me a rough idea ...
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Meta Stack Overflow to Meta Stack Exchange link migration Community Wiki post credit issue

With the recent migration of questions to Meta Stack Exchange from Meta Stack Overflow, there's been an automatic rewrite of links across the various Stack Exchange sites. It's good that links have ...
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Was this move to superuser correct?

Regarding the question: How to restore Eclipse shortcut keys from exported .CSV? This question came up in the close queue, and while I understand the "this is not programming, this is just using ...
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More idiomatic word order on rejected migration banner

When a question is migrated from site A to site B and then closed on site B, the migration is said to be rejected. The copy of the question on A is unlocked and becomes merely closed with only the ...
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When opened from mobile website, the migration site icons are extra large

On my Nexus 4 running Chrome browser, if I choose to migrate a question using the Vote To Migrate dialog box, the icons of destination sites are huge.
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Allow user to flag a question as belonging on a specific site specified by user

If a user wants to flag a question as off-topic and belonging on another site, they most likely follow the path illustrated here to do so. If the site they had in mind is not in the suggested list (...
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Stack Exchange site names are HTML encoded in the migration text field

It seems like the Stack Exchange site names are HTML encoded in the migrate to free text field available to moderators
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Add indication that migration is not an option in the Close dialog

I just encountered a software development question on Ask Different (in the Close Votes review queue, but that doesn't matter) which I wanted to migrate to Stack Overflow. The proper way to do that is ...
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How can I track for rejected migrations in the SEDE?

I would like to collect the data of the rejected question migrations in the SEDE. I can't see a direct reference to it - the PostHistoryTypes table contains only references to the really executed ...